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Two committed fundraisers are set to return to their incredible 1,000 mile cycling and golf challenge this August, after having to cancel it due to a family emergency.
Paul Bonett, a long-time estate agent and Brighton resident, and his friend Jim Stevenson set off on 1 June 2015 with the aim of cycling from Orkney to Paris in 20 days, to raise money for BHT’s First Base Day Centre.
Sadly, after six days they received the devastating news that a family member of Paul’s had become seriously ill, causing the pair to end their challenge and return home quickly.
Thankfully, with a full recovery on the horizon, the pair are planning to get back in their saddles and complete their challenge.
The pair will set off on Saturday 1 August with the aim to complete the challenge by Thurday 13 August.
The support we’ve received from everyone so far has been amazing. It was a very scary and difficult time when I learned about a loved-one being rushed to hospital, but with the care of the wonderful NHS staff I’m delighted to say that we expect a full and quick recovery.
Jim and I now want to finish what we started and continue with our crazy challenge, cycling 1,000 miles, and playing 8 rounds of charity golf and teaching aikido classes along the way too! We’ve raised £2,900 so far and we really want to hit our target of £10,000 for First Base Day Centre which is a cause very close to my heart.